Everybody could probably do with a good laugh, once the reality of going back to work after the holidays sets in. The Camana Bay Cinema has the answer with “Young Marx,” showing for one night only on Jan. 20 as part of the Culture at the Cinema series.
Rory Kinnear (“The Threepenny Opera,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Othello”) is Marx and Oliver Chris (“Twelfth Night,” “Green Wing”) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors.” Those who saw and enjoyed James Corden in the aforementioned rip-roaring, hilarious show will definitely appreciate “Young Marx.”
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway.
But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Rory Michael Kinnear is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare’s villain Iago in the National Theatre production of “Othello.”
He is known for playing Bill Tanner in the James Bond films “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre,” and in various video games of the franchise. He is the youngest actor to play the role of Bill Tanner. He also won a Laurence Olivier Award for portraying Sir Fopling Flutter in a 2008 version of “The Man of Mode” by George Etherege, and a British Independent Film Award for his performance in the 2012 film “Broken.”
Oliver Graham Chris is an English actor. He has appeared in a range of television series and TV films and on the stage, including theatrical productions in London’s West End and Broadway in New York City.